Other variations on the phrase include “tradie’s [tradesperson’s] handbag” and “bachelor’s briefcase”. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Other variations on the phrase include “tradie’s [tradesperson’s] handbag” and “bachelor’s briefcase”. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Australia

Australia just added ‘bachelor’s handbag’ to the dictionary. Can you guess what it means?

  • The phrase, which came top in an online vote, combines Australians’ love of irreverent wordplay and chicken – also known as ‘chook’
  • Other gems added to the Macquarie Dictionary this year include ‘spicy cough’ for a Covid infection, ‘gigafire’ for a large bushfire and ‘orthosomnia’

Other variations on the phrase include “tradie’s [tradesperson’s] handbag” and “bachelor’s briefcase”. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Other variations on the phrase include “tradie’s [tradesperson’s] handbag” and “bachelor’s briefcase”. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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